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July 2018

Welcome to Coast Lines - Virtual Newsletter of the STC Canada West Coast Chapter. We publish articles on a frequent basis, so keep checking back. You may find it easier to subscribe to the Coast Lines RSS feed.

 Message from the President 

President’s Message December 2012

 

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Meeting Reviews

Program Review - M.Mewdell on SEO

Bonnie Willimott

A super-informative presentation by someone who’s been in the trenches and lived to tell us the tale, by Bonnie Willimott

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XML Review January 2013 Program night with Tom Magliery

Pam Drucker

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Neil Perlin session was a “howling” success

Neil’s event was marred somewhat by some acoustical issues arising from a windstorm in Massachusetts (the session was a webinar). However, attendees managed to enjoy themselves anyhow as the article below tells us:

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 Featured Article 

May program report: Storytelling Techniques for Any Writer

Article by Josh Stubbs, Photos by Marika Piehler

The final program meeting of the 2011/2012 season was presented by Hazel MacClement.
While not everyone has a knack for telling a good story, Hazel shares her 12-storytelling tips that any writer can use.

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Writing for Translation

Kennedy Kierans & Mary Metzger

Anthony Michael, an experienced translator who is fluent in several languages, provided an overview of translators’ skills and challenges. Translators work with many document types and Anthony provided many examples of the translator’s value to document preparation.

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October 18 Program Meeting review – the Business end of TechComm

by Kennedy Kierans, photos by Marika Piehler

When your work focuses on communicating in straightforward ways, after a while it spills over into the rest of your life. So when three veterans of technical communication came to talk to the STC Canada West Coast Chapter about self employment and working (or not!) with recruiters, no one was surprised by the frank talk.

Above: Mike Cook, Karen Rempel and Sheila Jones

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 Viewpoints 

XML Review January 2013 Program night with Tom Magliery

Pam Drucker

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Top 10 things not to do at an information interview!

Karen Rempel

Technical writing students can be expected to regard informational interviews as an important step in beginning their careers.  Karen Rempel relates her recent experience with a student who demonstrated a startling lack of awareness at his interview. 

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Tony Chung shares his Summit 2010 experience

Tony Chung

Kevin Cuddihy, assistant editor of STC publications, and the STC notebook blogger, asked me to share a few thoughts at the end of the summit. He offered me 30 seconds, and I gave him 2 minutes. Summit. Was. That. Good.

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In a Dallas state of mind

Tony Chung

When I renewed my STC membership late last year, I contemplated purchasing an early bird Summit ticket because it was reasonably priced. As the conference committee released preliminary details of the conference topics, I knew this was my year to go. I had never been before, but I was won over by the topic list, and especially the keynote speaker.

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